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as president of the united states. [applause] look around you, everyone. this has been the most diverse, most inclusive convention ever held anywhere in the united states of america. [applause] a convention not just of symbolism, but of substance. this is the first time that a major party platform recognizes marriages equality as a basic human right. [applause] and this is the reflection of who we are as a party and who we can be as a nation. because as democrats, as americans, whenever we have opened up our party and our country, whenever we have opened up our doors for more of our people, whenever we deepen our democracy and renew our commitment to equal justice under the law, we have grown stronger as a nation. last week, in tampa, we were promised hard truths. they were right about one thing -- the truth was hard to find. [applause] that is why they did not talk about their plan to cut taxes for millionaires by raising taxes on middle-class families with kids, on your family, by $2,000. they did not talk about their plan to replace the guarantee of medicare with a coupon, with a voucher t
in charlotte. >> thank you very much. i am honored to accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> this is not my speech. can we pull up my speech, please? the american dream is not a sprint or even a marathon. but the relay. our families do not always cross the finish line of in one generation but each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. my grandmother never owned a house. she cleaned other people's houses so she could afford to rent her own but she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college and my mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop, i could hold this microphone. >> barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. yes. he is the same man who started his career by turning down high- paying jobs and working and struggling in neighborhoods where steel plants have shut down and fighting to build those communities and get people back to work. success is not about how much money you make, it is about the difference you make in people's lives. [applause] >> one congressman -- when co
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